Columbia Family Events | May 2021

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May in Columbia is full of fun – from princess parties to reptile events, storytimes, movies in the park, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do.

Don’t forget to check out our local guides – summer camps, parks & playgrounds, indoor play areas, kids eat free, and more!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

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May Family Events

May
1
VIP Princess Party
About this Event Our princesses will start the session with our Royal Entrance, Princess Dance Performance, and Vocal Performance! Then, we will break out for portraits, pixie wishes, coronation ceremony, crafts & autographs. To wrap up our magic...
May
1
Repticon
This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywher...
May
1
NAWIC #113 Construction Kids Discovery & Awareness Event
Construction Kids is an educational community event that will provide children with a hands-on opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery and meet the people who build and maintain our community. Attendees will be able to explore vehicles like a du...
May
1
Backyard Saturday – Turtle Day!
Join us at Leo’s Landing Playground for Backyard Saturday. Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities to do, cool biofacts to investigate, and an exp...
May
1
DIA: A Celebration of Diversity
Enjoy this special program on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m.   Join us for our annual celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día. A morning celebrating families, literacy, ...
May
1
Pop-Up Art Show
Richland Library is excited to work with local Artist Jeff Rivers on this outdoor art exhibition series! Local Artists will be at library locations to meet and greet customers and community members from their own neighborhoods and exhibit their works...
May
1
Keeping Your Kids Mentally Fit In Today’s World
As Covid-19 has demanded a new form of education, socialization and living, life for younger ones too can become stressful. Join Richland Library’s social work team as they discuss what to do next and learn simple techniques to teach your child...
May
1
May Day at The Castle
Castle Amusements presents our very first springtime celebration: May Day at The Castle. A full family day packed with games, activities and live shows.   Some of our attractions will include Laser Tag and Break Room, Tie-Dye and CupCake Decorat...
May
4
Mommy & Me Cooking Class
What a better way to start your Mother’s Day celebration than cooking with your reason for celebrating? Cooking is a wonderful way to introduce healthy foods to children. This Mommy and Me cooking class is designed to help bring your kids into ...
May
4
Space Team Livestream
Join State Museum astronomy and space educators for an evening learning all about the universe. Covering a variety of topics and featuring images captured from the museum’s Boeing Observatory telescope. Have a question or comment? Staff will answer...
May
6
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
May
7
Military Appreciation Days
Military members and their families are invited to EdVenture Columbia every Friday in May and Memorial Weekend for Military Appreciation Days. Pre-purchase your tickets in advance! (Valid Military ID must be shown when checking in upon your arrival.)...
May
7
Kids Night: Mother’s Day Gift Making
Join us at AR Workshop for KIDS NIGHT OUT! Parents, drop off the kiddos for a fun evening of crafts. This workshop session is $65 and attendees will make 2 surprise pieces for mom. Or one for mom and one for step-mom or grandma! To truly keep it a su...
May
8
Pop Up Art Show
Richland Library is excited to work with local Artist Jeff Rivers on this outdoor art exhibition series! Local Artists will be at library locations to meet and greet customers and community members from their own neighborhoods and exhibit their works...
May
8
Mother’s Day – Kids craft free with mom!
Join us at AR Workshop for a DIY class to celebrate Mom! Spend some special time crafting together and creating memories. With every adult project, a youth can make a 10×10 wood sign for free! Use code MOMSKIDS21 in order to receive your free 10...
May
8
Playing With Fire
Join the Town of Lexington and the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission for a showing of Playing with Fire (PG)! The movie starts at 8:30pm & admission is free! *Prohibited Items: Umbrellas, Lawn Chairs, Aerosol Cans, Laser Pointers, ...
May
9
Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out in the world today!   Join us for a Mother’s Day brunch that is out of this world. We will have the brunch menu available but also offer a gourmet omelet station with sides and a biscuit. Sip on...
May
9
Moms Bowl Free
Celebrate Mothers at Century Lanes. Mothers’ Bowl Free on Mothers’ Day!
May
10
Pajamarama Storytime
Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 6:30 p.m., wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
May
11
Virtual Storytime Crafty Jammies Night – Taco Dragon
Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month we will be reading Dragons Love Tacos with help from a special guest. We’ll also be mak...
May
12
Farmers Market at Main
Stroll through our outdoor market, enjoy a cup of coffee, and pick up local produce, baked goods, and other farm fresh items from our vendors, who include: Fabel Farms Owl and Bear Farm Toms Creek Farms Curiosity Coffee Bar Baked by Franny ...
May
13
Storytime in the Garden
Enjoy stories, songs and activities with Richland Library and Historic Columbia staff in the Hampton-Preston Gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration...
May
14
Knee-high Naturalist: Plants and Pollinators
Discover what types of animals are pollinators and how they help our plants form the seeds they need to keep on growing.   COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public. (ages 2–5 with an adult)
May
14
Outdoor Movie Night & Pelicans
Our entire community is invited to a night that is JOY filled fun for the whole family. We’ll enjoy Pelican’s snowballs and a showing of ‘The Greatest Showman’ in our back parking lot. Please bring your own chairs, snacks, blankets and joy! &...
May
20
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
May
20
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning Out p...
May
20
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
20
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
20
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
May
20
Bilingual Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe
Enjoy storytime in English and Spanish! / ¡Disfruta de la Hora de Cuentos en inglés y español! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. as we share books and build early literacy skills in two langua...
May
21
Military Appreciation Days
Military members and their families are invited to EdVenture Columbia every Friday in May and Memorial Weekend for Military Appreciation Days. Pre-purchase your tickets in advance! (Valid Military ID must be shown when checking in upon your arrival.)...
May
22
Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telesco...
May
22
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
May
22
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
22
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
22
Family Storytime
We’re taking storytime on the road! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning as we share books and build early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Famil...
May
22
B&N Virtual Saturday Storytime
We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!
May
22
Spring Kids Fest 2021
It’s your family’s favorite day to bowl, eat, and have fun! Join us on the lanes with great deals everyone will enjoy!  FREE Bowling* FREE Shoe Rental* $1 12 oz. Soft Drinks $1 Cookies $2 Hot Dogs $14 Pizzas *One lucky family will also have ...
May
23
Mt. Joy
Mt. Joy is the latest band to join the Cola Concerts spring lineup. Blending folk and rock, Mt. Joy will be celebrating the release of their second album, Rearrange Us. The May 15th show adds to a talented lineup for Cola Concerts, which includes sho...
May
24
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
May
25
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
May
25
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
25
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
25
Kid’s Night!
Join us for kid’s night EVERY Tuesday (Starting January 5th, 2021) 4 PM- 9 PM! Kids eat FREE!!*   *One free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only.
May
26
Music Classes
Families and children can come together to create and make music in a social, yet socially distant atmosphere. Families will be spaced 12 feet apart so that we can safely sing and make music together. Group classes will be held outside in the morning...
May
26
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
May
26
Farmers Market at Main
Stroll through our outdoor market, enjoy a cup of coffee, and pick up local produce, baked goods, and other farm fresh items from our vendors, who include: Fabel Farms Owl and Bear Farm Toms Creek Farms Curiosity Coffee Bar Baked by Franny ...
May
27
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
May
27
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning Out p...
May
27
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
27
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child, $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning ...
May
27
Virtual Sky Tour
Join State Museum Planetarium Manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as she takes viewers on a virtual planetarium sky tour across our solar system and beyond. Check out the museum’s Facebook page to access the new epis...
May
28
Military Appreciation Days
Military members and their families are invited to EdVenture Columbia every Friday in May and Memorial Weekend for Military Appreciation Days. Pre-purchase your tickets in advance! (Valid Military ID must be shown when checking in upon your arrival.)...
May
29
Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telesco...
May
29
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
May
29
Kids Flight
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
May
29
Family Storytime
We’re taking storytime on the road! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning as we share books and build early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Famil...
May
29
B&N Virtual Saturday Storytime
We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!
May
29
Mama Can You Hear Me: Our Cry 2
Invite the family to this stimulating roundtable discussion of today’s headlines concerning all ethnicities. Join us as we discuss the acts of symbolism, racism, injustices and more, with Teen Talk: The Youth Perspective and ...
May
31
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.

 

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  1. I am looking forward to your June events calendar! We will be making a trip down that month with the kiddos and are looking for fun things to do!

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